There is a link between sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder. This article explains how a veteran may connect the two to military service and receive VA disability benefits.
Although the VA does not offer direct disability benefits for obesity, veterans can receive benefits for obesity-related conditions.
There are three elements to proving your service connection for sleep apnea.
Bacteria in the wrong place can grow and cause a lot of problems for veterans. Bacterial lung infections are listed as service-connected conditions in the VASRD.
If your sleep schedule is messed up because of a service-connected disability, you might get VA Disability for Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder.
Not only do Sleep Apnea and GERD go together, they are both common in veterans as they age. See if your disability is service connected today.